NEW VMSA-2016-0023 VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue

VMware Security Advisory
Advisory ID: VMSA-2016-0023
Severity:    Important
Synopsis:    VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site
             scripting issue
Issue date:  2016-12-20
Updated on:  2016-12-20 (Initial Advisory)
CVE number:  CVE-2016-7463
1. Summary
   VMware ESXi updates address a cross-site scripting issue.
2. Relevant Releases
   VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi)

3. Problem Description
   a. Host Client stored cross-site scripting issue
   The ESXi Host Client contains a vulnerability that may allow for
   stored cross-site scripting (XSS). The issue can be introduced by
   an attacker that has permission to manage virtual machines through
   ESXi Host Client or by tricking the vSphere administrator to import
   a specially crafted VM. The issue may be triggered on the system
   from where ESXi Host Client is used to manage the specially crafted
   VMware advises not to import VMs from untrusted sources.
   VMware would like to thank Caleb Watt (@calebwatt15) for reporting
   this issue to us.
   The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project ( has
   assigned the identifier CVE-2016-7463 to this issue.
   Column 4 of the following table lists the action required to
   remediate the vulnerability in each release, if a solution is
   VMware  Product Running             Replace with/
   Product Version on       Severity    Apply Patch*        Workaround
   ======= ======= =======  ========   =============        ==========
   ESXi     6.5    ESXi    N/A        not affected           N/A
   ESXi     6.0    ESXi    Important  ESXi600-201611102-SG   None
   ESXi     5.5    ESXi    Important  ESXi550-201612102-SG   None
   *The fling version which resolves this issue is 1.13.0.
4. Solution
   Please review the patch/release notes for your product and
   version and verify the checksum of your downloaded file.
   ESXi 6.0
   ESXi 5.5
5. References
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6. Change log
   2016-12-20 VMSA-2016-0023
   Initial security advisory in conjunction with the release of VMware
   ESXi 5.5 patches on 2016-12-20.

Created on December 20, 2016 by Rick Scherer

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